An actress whose husband and father of her two daughters died of a brain tumour last year has paid tribute to the “incredible” hospice nurses who supported the family in his final days.
A specialist Macmillan nurse in neuro-oncology at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge has stressed the importance of using plain terminology when breaking devastating news to seriously ill patients and their families.
A “circulator” nurse position should be introduced on neurological critical care units to ease pressure on other staff from accompanying patients for screening, according to US nurse researchers.
An alert has been issued to the NHS in England after concerns were raised about patients with spinal injuries facing delays in receiving specialist care to clear their bowels.
Stroke patients experience sustained problems with insomnia potentially reducing their ability to relearn key skills and putting them at increased risk of depression, according to researchers.
Patients with stroke caused by intracerebral haemorrhage may benefit from receiving a drug currently used to treat blood loss from major trauma and bleeding after childbirth, suggests a trial.
Sustaining a traumatic brain injury is associated with an increased risk of developing both dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, according to one of the largest studies of its kind.
Patients diagnosed with epilepsy in England and Wales are at increased risk of dying from suicide and accidents, according to researchers.
An epilepsy drug has been approved for use in the NHS to treat children with the condition in Wales.
The controversial epilepsy drug sodium valproate must no longer be used in any woman or girl able to have children unless she has a pregnancy prevention programme in place, under new rules.